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Comb meaning

comb - 18 dictionary results

  1. 1. An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing, and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place.
  2. 2. An instrument for currying hairy animals, or cleansing and smoothing their coats; a currycomb.
  3. 3. A toothed instrument used for separating and cleansing wool, flax, hair, etc.
  4. 4. The serrated vibratory doffing knife of a carding machine.
  5. 5. A former, commonly cone- shaped, used in hat manufacturing for hardening the soft fiber into a bat.
  6. 6. A tool with teeth, used for chasing screws on work in a lathe; a chaser.
  7. 7. The notched scale of a wire micrometer.
  8. 8. The collector of an electrical machine, usually resembling a comb.
  9. 9. One of a pair of peculiar organs on the base of the abdomen of scorpions.
  10. 10. The curling crest of a wave.
  11. 11. The waxen framework forming the walls of the cells in which bees store their honey, eggs, etc.; honeycomb.
  12. 12. The thumbpiece of the hammer of a gunlock, by which it may be cocked.
  13. 13. To disentangle, cleanse, or adjust, with a comb; to lay smooth and straight with, or as with, a comb; as, to comb hair or wool. See under Combing.
  14. 14. To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.
  15. 15. Alt. of Combe
  16. 16. A dry measure. See Coomb.
  17. 17. To dress with a comb.
  18. 18. Toothed instrument for dressing the hair; crest of a cock; layer of cells made by bees.

comb - examples of usage

  1. She spoke disconnectedly, handling brush and comb, and pulling out the little drawers in her dressing- table and leaving them open. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. It's exactly like that when I comb my hair in very dry weather." - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. Scrape Arizona with a fine- tooth comb and you couldn't get a jury to convict when it's up against the facts in this case. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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